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Police evacuate Aberdeen convenience store amid suspicious package bomb scare

Posted September 10, 2016 1:10 p.m. EDT
Updated September 10, 2016 1:27 p.m. EDT

A suspicious package with threatening writing scrawled on the outside forced the evacuation of an Aberdeen convenience store but was later deemed to be fake, according to The Aberdeen Times. Billy Marts/Aberdeen Times

— A suspicious package with threatening writing scrawled on the outside forced the evacuation Saturday of an Aberdeen convenience store but was later deemed to be a hoax, according to The Aberdeen Times.

The Aberdeen Police Department responded around 8:30 a.m. to the Quality Mart convenience store on U.S. Highway 1 to reports of the suspicious package. Officials evacuated the store and a breakfast restaurant next door and closed off major roads in the area to investigate, the newspaper reported.

Police officials called in bomb technicians from Fort Bragg to inspect the package, and a specialist determined the package was not a threat.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information should call the Aberdeen Police Department at 910-944-9721 or the Aberdeen Police Tip Line at 910-944-4561.